Gerald Long, 85, Wittenberg, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.
He was born on September 22, 1926 in Shawano County, the son of the late Chancie "Chance" and Viola (Maahs) Long.
Gerald was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during World War II. He farmed the family farm in Shepley for many years until his retirement.
Survivors include his nephews and niece; Bradley Long, Craig Long, Kevin Long, Kyle Long, Mary Long Gieschen, Tim Long, Paul Long and Scott Hansen.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and Vilas; a sister Marcella Hansen and a nephew Edward.
The Funeral service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg Chapel. The Rev. Amy Meyer will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12:30 until the time of service at the chapel. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family guest book and condolences will be available at schmidtschulta.com.